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NAACP Holding Press Conference On Meriden Police Taser Incident

Later today, officials with the NAACP will hold a news conference in response to an incident where a man died after being hit with Taser. State chapter president Scot Esdaile is expected to be joined […]

06/11/2013

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Maine Gov Moves Out Of State House Office After Dispute Over TV In Hallway

Maine’s governor, who has gained attention in the past for telling the NAACP to “kiss my butt” and comparing the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo, has moved out of his office at the State House and says he’ll work out of the governor’s mansion because of a dispute over a television screen.

05/24/2013

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Sheff Agreement Extended By One Year

An agreement has been reached to extend the Sheff v. O’Neill school education equity case by one year. The Center for Children’s Advocacy, the American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund […]

05/01/2013

Divisions In Bridgeport NAACP Prompt State Takeover Of Chapter

The state NAACP has taken over the Bridgeport chapter of the civil rights organization to try to restore order to the sharply divided local group.

04/23/2013

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“Urban Apartheid” Finds Deep Racial Divide Between City, Suburbs

Am NAACP report says there are glaring disparities in economics, education and health between minorities in urban neighborhoods and whites in the suburbs in the New Haven area.

03/29/2013

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Man Who Claims To Have Been Beaten By Police Files Suit

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A man seen on a YouTube video being beaten by three Bridgeport police officers has filed a $1 million lawsuit, and NAACP leaders are calling on police officials to arrest and […]

01/29/2013

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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Opinion: Learn To Be An American

One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.

07/18/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Speech To NAACP A Cynical Play For White Votes

Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.

07/12/2012

NAACP Meeting On Police, Fire Draws 100+

New London officials faced heavy criticism about the police and fire departments at an NAACP meeting that drew more than 100 people.

02/22/2012

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